Greetings, and welcome to tarot classes based on my book:
“Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”
In order to successfully complete these classes, it would be beneficial for you to have a copy of this book, as I will be referring to the contents in regards to several of the exercises. You can purchase “Tarot: A Witch’s Journey” at the following sites:
The ISBN number: 0976568756
You will need a notebook or three-ring binder and a pen. I recommend the notebook or binder, as opposed to typing your answers/reflections into the computer. A couple reasons for this…handwriting anything puts you closer to the topic and the energy you’re working with. This is why the emailed tarot readings I do are all written out in long-hand first, as I turn the cards, and only then typed into the computer. The second reason is that, at the end of your journey, you will have a keepsake of your adventure, in your own handwriting, to review at your leisure, to use for reflection and meditation.
You will also need a tarot deck to work with. This should be a deck that resonates with you, a deck that you’re comfortable with; but I do suggest that the deck be a standard deck, in that the major arcana, the court cards, and the suits be traditional. I recommend good old Rider/Waite. It’s a traditional set of cards that you may find yourself returning to again and again during a lifetime of tarot study and reading.
The first thing I want to tell you is that the journey you are embarking on right now will be an incredibly personal journey.
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© Amythyst Raine, 2011
Lesson 3: Expanding the Tarot Connection
We’re not finished with our tarot reading. We’re going to be expanding the connections and adding another card to the original group.
1. In my book, read the section on numerology entitled ‘Triplicates’, on page 193.
2. Find the major arcana card connected to this group of cards by combining the digits from all three cards until you arrive at a single digit. (Note: The Page of pentacles will be 11.)
So your equations are 11 + 3 + 2= 16; 1+6= 7.
Since your final number is 7, the major arcana connected to this set of cards will be:
3. Referring back to Lesson 1, record all the necessary information about The Chariot in your tarot journal. Don’t skip this process, or any portions of it. The page numbers for the information you need are all there in Lesson 1, including astrological, elemental, and numerological correspondences. You’ll find a brief meaning for The Chariot on page 12, and a longer more in-depth look at this card on page 19.
4. Re-read the story you wrote for Lesson 2. Now that a new card, and a major arcana card at that, has been added to this reading. Has the story taken on a different light, a new twist, an unexpected direction? Does it allow you to see something in a new light, from a different perspective?
5. Re-write your story, or add to the existing story, incorporating The Chariot and everything this card brings to the reading. Note in your journal whether the addition of this major arcana card dramatically changed the story, only slightly changed the story, or didn’t affect the story at all. If it did make a difference, how did it make a difference? Who did it affect? What area of life was touched?
6. Do another three card reading. Shuffle your deck and draw three more cards for a new reading. Beginning with the steps found in Lesson 2, begin this new reading on your own, recording the information in your journal.
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